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Table 1 The Schedule of the Gambian Childhood Expanded Programme on Immunization

From: Determinants of pentavalent and measles vaccination dropouts among children aged 12–23 months in The Gambia



At birth

BCG vaccine, *OPV0 vaccine, first dose of HepB vaccine

2 months

First dose of Pentavalent; OPV, PCV, and RV

3 months

Second dose of Pentavalent; OPV, PCV, and RV

4 months

Third dose of Pentavalent; OPV, and PCV

9 months

First dose of MR vaccine; yellow fever vaccine, fourth dose of OPV

18 months

Fourth dose of Pentavalent (booster); Firth dose OPV; second dose of MR


Vitamin A every 6 months (from 6 months of age till 59 months)

  1. *Usually is given shortly after birth; BCG Bacillus Calmette–Guérin, Pentavalent (DTP, Hib, HBV), where DTP diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, HepB hepatitis B virus, Hib Haemophilus influenzae type b, OPV Oral Poliovirus Vaccine, PCV pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, RV Rotavirus vaccine, MR Measles-Rubella vaccine